Esther Yoo
United States of America, °1994
 
VIOLIN 2012 : Fourth Prize
Esther Yoo has been living in Belgium from age 6 and began studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich in 2005, under Ana Chumachenco, while attending the International School of Brussels. Since 2011 she has studied at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, with Augustin Dumay. She has also followed master classes by Zakhar Bron. She made her debut with an orchestra at the age of 8; since then she has played with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Moscow Symphony, and the Philharmonia Orchestra under Lorin Maazel. She has performed as a soloist in the Rising Stars series and at Carnegie Hall, the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Centre for Fine Arts), and Flagey. At the age of 16 she won Third Prize at the Sibelius International Competition.

Biography

CV - 3e prix Helsinki 2010 - Chapelle Reine Elisabeth

Teachers

Violin Study - Prof. A. Dumay (since 2011); Prof. Ana Chumachenco (since 2005); Master Classes with Prof. Zakhar Bron, Leonid Kerbel, Herman Krebbers
Music Theory Study - Prof. Herve Laclau (since 2009); Prof. M. Lysight (before 2009)

Degrees

Youngest prize winner at the 10th International Sibelius Violin Competition - 3rd prize (2010), 1st Prize at the 10th International Wieniawski Violin Competition- junior section (2006), European Union Award for Music Art (2006), 2nd Prize at the Andrea Postacchini competition (2003), 1st Prize at the New York Music Competition (2000), 1st Prize at the New Jersey Music Competition (1999) and the Special Achievement Award from the International School of Brussels for her exceptional academic achievements (2010)
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Final 2012: Esther Yoo
Semi-final 2012: Esther Yoo - recital
Semi-final 2012: Esther Yoo - concerto
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Programme
Final (26/05/2012)
Felix Mendelssohn Sonata in F major op. 4
Kenji Sakai Concerto pour violon et orchestre
Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto in D major op. 61
Esther Yoo, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Gilbert Varga
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Semi-final

Récital (12/05/2012)

Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in D minor op. 27/3
Victor Kissine Caprice
Fritz Kreisler Sonata "The Devil's Trill" in G minor (after G. Tartini)
Franz Waxman Fantaisie sur des thèmes de Carmen
Esther Yoo, violin
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist

Concerto (09/05/2012)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 3 in G major KV 216
Esther Yoo, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Michael Hofstetter
First round (05/05/2012)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 1 in E major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Esther Yoo, violin
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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